Urban Trees XVIIUrban Trees V

Caroline Elliott

My photographs are taken at night, and often show restlessness, movement and flux. They are generally lit either by street lights, or moving artificial lights, under a long exposure time. They are not digitally altered. I welcome the role of chance, accidents, and imperfection. The defects in these two photographs  come from rain drops on the lens which causes hexagonal light reflections to appear, and from the camera moving accidentally, which causes light and colour distortions.

I am interested in the sense of disorientation, strangeness, and sometimes pathos, created by the wind moving branches, or by lights moving as the photograph takes place. By highlighting certain branches, or plants, there is a sense of alienation, isolation, but also mystery or beauty. When editing my photographs I choose only those which affect me emotionally.

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